(Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses)
What is RIBN?
The Hickory RIBN program is a four year nursing option that will dually admit and enroll students to both Lenoir-Rhyne University and one of these five local Community Colleges:
- Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
- Catawba Valley Community College
- Mitchell Community College
- Western Piedmont Community College
- Wilkes Community College
This program will provide a seamless associate to baccalaureate nursing education for top academic students. The first three years of study will be at the Community College campus along with one course per semester at LR. Upon successful completion of the first three years, students will take their fourth year at Lenoir-Rhyne. Admission to the program will be competitive and students will be chosen on the basis of specific academic requirements.